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An Interview with Helen Jacey

Sawtell, Louise, Taylor, Staci and Jacey, Helen (2017) An Interview with Helen Jacey. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network,, 10 (2). pp. 14-18. ISSN 1755-9944

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Dr Helen Jacey is a screenwriter and script consultant, and teaches scriptwriting at Bournemouth University, UK. Her research interests include creative and critical approaches to screenwriting, screenwriting and gender, and screenwriting genre theory. Her book The Woman in the Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters (2010) was the first screenwriting guide for writers developing female driven projects. As a professional writer, she has written numerous film, television and radio projects for UK, US and European production companies and is currently developing a series of crime fiction novels, Elvira Slate Investigations. She is a story consultant for international filmmakers and film agencies.
Editors Louise Sawtell and Dr Stayci Taylor asked Dr Jacey a series of questions relating specifically to the themes explored by the special issue: gendered practices, processes and perspectives in screenwriting. The following are the insights generously offered by this leader in the field.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: screenwriting, gender, Helen Jacey, Jungian feminism, The Woman in the Story
Depositing User: Helen Jacey


Item ID: 17386
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ISSN: 1755-9944
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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2024 09:23
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024 09:30


Author: Helen Jacey ORCID iD
Author: Louise Sawtell
Author: Staci Taylor

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Media and Communications


Media > Film

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